Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Tokyo. WTR's Tokyo map shows you the location of the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and the Mori Art Museum.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Tenichi Ginza Honten and what to order at Kikunoi. Then you're off to Kyoto.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Tokyo
Getting around Tokyo
Public transportation in Tokyo
WTR's Tony Transit says to find the best public transportation what you need to know is here (japan-guide.com)
People Watching in Tokyo
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is at the Shibuya Intersection followed by Omotesando-dori and Ueno Park.
Beverage Note for Tokyo
Which beverage to pair with your Japanese dining choices: Sake (sah-keh) is brewed from grains of rice and graded by the different polishing ratios. The polishing process strips off layers of protein and other compounds that affect its flavor.
More polishing or grain removed increases the delicacy and flavor. Sake is an acquired taste. Most sake is in the 14% alcohol range. Look for either a junmaishu or a honjoyoshu (alcolhol added).
How about a wine choice? It depends, of course, on the meal. Our Winnie Winesnob says for best match with a delicate dish go with a sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio or a sancerre. Winnie says if the dish has elements of Japanese sweetness and heat try a riesling or a chardonnay.
And our Larry Lager says for everything else order a beer. There are many quality Japanese beers.
Dining in Tokyo
WTR's Carlota Cuisine says Michelin has awarded more stars in Tokyo than any other city in the world. Carlota says those Michelin starred restaurants are frightfully expensive. Carlota says the best choice is to try to book Ginza Kojvu - L: M-Sa, Carioca Bldg, 4th Fl, 5 Chome 4-8, Ginza, Chuo, 813 6215 9544
Multi-course kaiseki menu that showcases modern Japanese haute cuisine.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Tokyo
Our Shauna Showtime says for the best nightlife The Roppongi offers lots of choices and Shibuya is for a younger crowd.
Shopping in Tokyo
WTR's Shari Shopper says finding the best shops is easy, everywhere you go in Tokyo there are shops, boutiques, stores and galleries to tempt your indulgence.
Business Information for Tokyo
Tokyo is open for your Business! Check out (jetro.go.jp)
US Embassy: (http://japan.usembassy.gov/), 1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, 03-3224-5000
Exchange Rates (http://www.x-rates.com/)
Recognition for Tokyo
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Tokyo
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides informaion on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: Nezu Museum
April 14 to May 13, 2018 see Korin and Kenzan
This exhibition presents the richly varied ouerves of these two artists who are also brothers, a pairing rare in art history.
The art worlds they created were sometimes contradictory and sometimes resonated harmoniously.
As we study their work, we search for aesthetic exchanges between them and re-examine what makes each of the brothers, Kōrin and Kenzan, so fascinating.